Temple Sinai

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Temple Sinai / Brookline, Massachusetts

The Temple Sinai facility consists of a 22,000 square foot complex of two contiguous buildings in the Coolidge Corner area of Brookline. The historic sanctuary building, constructed as a church in 1916, is an excellent example of the Colonial Revival style in religious architecture. The adjacent school facility is a circa 1901 parish house that was expanded into a four-story educational facility in 1946.

In 2000, Mills Whitaker Architects was retained to prepare a Master Plan for Temple Sinai. This study involved historic research, preparation of measured drawings, assessment of existing conditions and planning. Various options along with preliminary drawings and budgets were prepared to address phased renovations, improved utilization of existing space and handicap accessibility issues.

Implementation of Phase One was completed in 2002, and Phase Two was completed in 2018. The

Phase One work involved renovation of the lower level social hall, toilet room renovations, building

system improvements and provision of handicap access into and within the Sanctuary building. Phase Two renovated the educational building, improved classrooms, modified meeting rooms, installed an elevator and provided a link between the adjacent buildings at the Sanctuary level.

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